In Dr. Andrew Ress's long career, he's worked at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country. Not only has the doctor earned degrees at Cornell and the University of Miami, but he also served as Chief Resident at the Mayo Clinic, and even held a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. In fact, he's made multiple contributions to the field of plastic surgery, co-authoring several peer-reviewed papers and even co-holding a patent related to the key ingredient in Botox.
It's no wonder then, that men and women trust the doctor and his staff to perform all sorts of complex cosmetic procedures, not just the ones that involve drawing smiley faces on their cheeks. Some come to his office for simple non-surgical services, such as medical-grade chemical peels or fat-reducing CoolSculpting treatments. Other patients seek more involved procedures, from face and neck lifts to tummy tucks.
Board-certified hair-restoration physician Dr. Alan J. Bauman halts the steady retreat of hairlines and regrows dormant headfuzz with 30-minute noninvasive laser treatments. Each low-level laser session peppers the head with gentle beams of phototherapy intended to boost circulation, cell growth, and the self-esteem that helps hair grow up strong and hardy. The FDA-approved devices penetrate the deepest layers of the skin, aiming to reduce further hair loss. Since the therapy operates without the use of thermal damage, it aims to boost the growth of hair with no discomfort, unlike applying caustic fertilizers to the scalp.
Varicose and spider veins quake in fear when they see board-certified physician Dr. Steven Schaeffer approach with a syringe full of sclerosant and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Beforehand, patients undergo a free consultation to determine if their appendages are good candidates for the treatments and to check if veins are severe enough to warrant the ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Varicose and spider veins are a chronic, recurring condition that can only be cured by sliding down a giant waterspout, so the doctor does his best to attack them as they arise.
Jardin Bleu Spa's team of technicians serves clients with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and photofacials. The spa's online image gallery acts as evidence of Jardin Bleu Spa's success. In terms of Jardin Bleu Spa's ambiance, the staff works hard to ensure that each visit is as stress-free as possible, an effort helped along by having business hours as flexible as string cheese.
This is an energetically based, sacred healing space," says Dr. Laura Skellchock, describing the aura of Integrative Dermatology. "That's what I wanted to create– and you can feel it when you come in." Dr. Skellchock combines the methods of general dermatology and cosmetic dermatology at this serene boutique clinic, relying on more than 20 years of skin expertise as she combats everything from acne, to wrinkles, to stuck-on Halloween masks. She has a sharp eye for catching lesions before they morph into melanomas, using a sophisticated dermatoscope to spot irregularities too small to be seen by the unaided eye.
At Microcurrent Delray, precise bursts of electricity help shape, heal, and sculpt the body. Trained technicians target and tone faces, thighs, and abdomens with microcurrent technology, whereas therapeutic ultrasound helps heal painful and damaged soft tissue. The high-tech health clinic also traffics in traditional treatments, such as massage therapy and the ear-centric practice of auriculotherapy.